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Zain and IBM launch cloud disaster recovery service

DRaaS will serve enterprise customers in Kuwait with incountry hosting

Zain and IBM launch cloud disaster recovery service
Zain and IBM's new DRaaS will help enterprises to recover from disastrous incidents.

Kuwait telco Zain has launched a new Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering in collaboration with IBM.

The cloud disaster recovery service will be available for enterprise customers in Kuwait, with data hosted in-country. The service is intended to provide customers with enhanced business continuity capabilities and faster disaster recovery, with the flexibility of a cloud agreement.

"Today's announcement comes as part of our vision to transform Zain into a digital lifestyle provider," said Zain Kuwait's chief executive officer Eaman Al Roudhan. "The business needs of our corporate customers are continuously changing, and offering them innovative solutions to help maintain resiliency is a top priority for us."

The new cloud disaster recovery service will help protect IBM and Zain customers against data loss from their own servers or from other cloud services, and can maintain readiness without the need to invest in additional physical space or stand-by hardware. The service will provide replication of critical applications, infrastructure, data and systems to IBM Cloud so customers can recover from an IT outage within minutes.

In additions, IBM's cloud disaster recovery team will provide 24/7 monitoring. Customers will also be able to provision and adjust services to meet their own custom recovery requirements.

Amr Refaat, general manager, IBM Middle East and Pakistan, commented: "Unplanned downtime or data loss is a risk any business can face. Not only can this lead to business loss but present a threat to a company's reputation amongst its customers, stakeholders, and the wider public. Having a resiliency plan in place should play an integral part in every business. Through the new cloud disaster recovery service, IBM and Zain customers can run their operations at ease, while we provide around-the-clock monitoring of the recovery environments."

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